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CROSS Safety Alert

Safety issues associated with balconies

Region: CROSS-UK, CROSS-AUS, CROSS-US Published: 17 February 2022



This Alert draws attention to the safety risks associated with balconies, both new and existing. It draws on confidential reporting experience from the UK, from Australia, New Zealand and from the USA.

Who should read this?

Owners of residential and other buildings with balconies, Local Authorities,  Building Control bodies, developers, building surveyors, architects, structural engineers, facilities managers and maintenance organisations. Contractors engaged in constructing buildings with balconies or in repairing or refurbishing
such buildings. Fire and Rescue Services.

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